Managers and Coaches
1. Reflect an understanding of the age group they supervise.
2. Are aware that they are an example to those with whom they work.
3. Demonstrate that they have an appreciation of the philosophy of Little League Baseball, and cooperate with others in making the program of mutual benefit to all children.
4. Show by example, that they respect the judgment and the position of authority of the umpire. Instill in their players a respect for the authority of adult leaders in the league.
5. Exercise their leadership role adequately but leave the ball game in the hands of the players.
6. Within the regulations of their own league and of Little League Baseball, provide an opportunity for each child to participate.
7. Encourage their players at every opportunity. Familiarize themselves with the home background of the children and their families.
8. Instill a desire to win and improve, striving to impart as much baseball or softball knowledge as possible to each player.
9. Encourage good health habits, good grooming and care of the uniform.
10. Are instrumental in shaping acceptable behavior patterns whether the team wins or loses.
11. Know the playing rules and regulations of Little League and be able to interpret them correctly. Play by the rules and adhere to their intent, instilling in the players a respect for the rules of the game.
12. Are well acquainted with the player selection system used in their league, and select players for the team according to their abilities.
13. Are cautious and use sound, reasonable judgment in protest situation.
14. Have had an opportunity to participate in a preparatory training program concerning their responsibilities before being assigned to their position. (An apprenticeship program is highly desirable in screening potential managers.)
15. Have knowledge of first aid and safety.
16. Have attended and completed Little Leagueís Prevention and Emergency Management seminar.
17. Have been carefully screened by a committee, including background checks.
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